Komatsu New Zealand has recently revitalised its sales and marketing team to allow it to better meet the challenges of running a successful heavy equipment business in the 21st century.
Headed by recently appointed National Sales and Marketing Manager, Philip Dring, Komatsu NZ has identified a number of key areas for improving its standing in the New Zealand market.
"Our overall challenge is to raise the level of our game, achieving a position commensurate with that of our global 'blue chip' parent company, Komatsu Ltd," he said.
"Winning teams stand out above the rest, consistently raising the level of their game plan, demonstrating tenacity and stamina to 'go the distance', exciting the customer with attractive well-executed performances and attaining results at the highest level."
Philip said that determination, discipline and vision were hallmarks of the modern day professional.
"We will be working with all sectors of the market as we aspire to replicate recent successes and winning formulas."
Komatsu NZ recently introduced its revitalised sales and marketing team to the marketplace.
"Keeping our customers informed is critical as Komatsu NZ continues to meet the challenge of these uncertain times and prepare for the eventual recovery which lies ahead.
"Refocused and working across key nationwide territories, our sales and marketing team combines to bring youth and experience to the customer," said Philip.
Komatsu NZ's new equipment sales team is deployed throughout the country with four territories in the North Island and three in the South Island.
Komatsu NZ's Territory Sales Managers (TSMs) consist of:
Auckland North Shore and Northland
Auckland Central, East, South and West, North Waikato, Hauraki Plains and Coromandel
South Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taupo
and Hawkes Bay
New Plymouth, Palmerston North and Wellington
New appointment to be announced shortly
East coast, covering Blenheim, Christchurch
West Coast, including Westport, Greymouth,
Hokitika, plus Nelson
Les HarrisSouthland/Otago, including Omaru, Queenstown, Invercargill
Other key team members include Used Equipment Support Manager, Phil Thomson; Market Development Manager Jean Paul (JP) van Heeren; and three specialised administrators in Peter Tracz (new equipment), Lloyd Gatland (used equipment) and Frank Webb (technical).